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Jul 11, 2011 11:00pm EDT
on energy prices. by the way, there was a big argument on at in "the economist." what has happened is, information technology greatly increase liquidity has transformed that. there is not a consensus within the financial pages that people talk about the impact of speculation. it is a given. republicans are trying to keep them from doing anything about speculation. those are the had on a tax that we have. there is a more subtle one, this attack on a risk retention. i believe that risk retention is the single most important piece of this bill. you know, the response when we used to say there was a problem, what was supposed to be the substitute for risk retention -- the rating agencies. the rating agencies were the ones. you did not need to have the latter worry about this because you could go ask the rating region -- agencies. now, the rating agencies are trying to overdo it. the people who told us that subprime loans were good are now telling us that it is not good. i think they were wrong in both times. that is one of the things that i really wanted to address now. it does of all me
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2011 2:00am EDT
thereafter, qaddafi took over and the big issue was my god they're going to raise the price of oil from $5 a barrel. >> that's an interesting observation. you did refer to, with respect to the resupply, that the president himself said, how about lining up aircraft carriers to get them there. there was resistance in the defense department and the state department. they were trying to think what to do, but president nixon because that issues box and because he thought it out in advance, said, we're going to do this, how about doing it this way, let's get done, and the consequences of that stretched out many years. >> what else would be new in the state department for a white house initiative? >> let me ask since we're coming out with all these inside baseball stories, something about his long enduring concern with maintaining an effective relationship with the chinese, and that relates to his reaction to the shoot-up of the students. he privately made it very clear to president bush that the relationship with china could not be destroyed by the public reaction to the shooting of the student
CSPAN
Jul 10, 2011 2:00am EDT
of the big things. after a decade of racking up deficits and debt, we need to get our fiscal house in order. in order to do that, both sides are gonna have to step outside of the comfort zone and make some political sacrifice. we agree we cannot afford to default on our national obligations for the first time in history. we need to uphold the faith in credit of the united states. with the recovery that is still fragile and not producing the jobs we need, the last thing we can afford is the usual partisan game playing. congress will be any stronger position to focus on some of the measures i have party proposed by putting people to work rebuilding america's infrastructure or ipad system so that are innovators have a greater incentive to make new products. or making college more affordable. businesses that may be holding back, we'll have a greater confidence to invest and create jobs. i know we can do this. we can meet our fiscal challenge. that is what the american people sent us here to do. they did not send guard -- us to kick the problems down the road. they sent us here to work together.
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2011 10:00am EDT
, texas, and is author of "the big sort." he has worked as a journalist. he and his wife owned and operated a weekly newspaper in texas, and they now co-edit a web publication covering rural america. we also have michael lind, a colleague of mine that the new american foundation -- at the new america foundation. he is the co-director of the economic growth program and the next social contract initiative duty is a very accomplished journalist -- contract initiatives. he is a very accomplished journalist as well. he writes frequently for the financial times, "the new york times." immediately to my right is james gimpel. his research includes areas of political behavior, political geography, and u.s. immigration policy. james is top-notch in these fields. i know from firsthand experience. his most recent book, relevant to today's conversation, is "our patchwork nation," published in 2010. having dispense with introductions. i want to start with gregory. tell us why we are here. >> to celebrate your birthday. >> thank you very much. turning 31 is really dramatic. the issue of socia
CSPAN
Jul 2, 2011 10:00am EDT
education and before signing. they had no idea. guest: we sadly see a lot of that. there is a big push towards college access. we want people to be able to get to college if they want to, however we need to pay more attention to retention, making sure people can afford to stay in college wants to get there. all of those loans, they can some day pay off by putting their degree to work. there is an entrance and exit interview process in the federal student loan program, but if that is all of the literacy you are getting, you will probably have that rude awakening. this goes back to the idea of a partnership, financial institutions, educational institutions, and in the home helping to teach kids about money. host: financial literacy group did a survey for the university of arizona and as people are interested in finding out more, what is your website? guest: www.financialliteracygroup.com and we have a facebook page and we can answer your questions. host: dan iannicola, thank you for your time. 2012 white house coverage, we are taking an event in michigan. we will bring that to you and yo
CSPAN
Jul 6, 2011 10:00am EDT
was asked by a reporter once, you have all these big cases at the end of the term. this is a true story. why don't you spread them out more evenly so we can cover them? and he said, why don't you spread out the reporting more evenly? because we have to do it all at once. we have an opportunity now that we have the chance to read the cases for both the press and the professors to comment. i want to start off with a bankruptcy case, marshall. marshall is print -- pierce marshall, son of the old mr. marshall, who married vicky lynn marshall, also known as anna nicole smith. what i find is chief justice roberts starts off the case by referring to one case. i had written an article about this case. the chief had a chance to cite me but sadly he did not. the reason this is really a very poor civil liberties case is even it's a bankruptcy case it has to deal with jurisdiction. pierce sued vicky for defamation. anna nicole smith. anna nicole smith sued in probait court said you interfered because your late father who showered her with gifts in her lifetime was going to give me another gift and he di
CSPAN
Jul 9, 2011 2:00pm EDT
. what is pro-big business is actually sometimes more fundamentally seen as pro-first amendment. >> i could just add a footnote to that. it is interesting that justice brier, i think it, brought this out to discuss the commercial speech issue. there are some cases in which businesses are winning and some of them as a strike me as corp. first amendment issues. citizens united is a core but first amendment speech for corporations issue. they do not seem to have much to do with the corporate governance for self expression when is someone trying to put together a lot of information about who is taking which prescription and which doctors are prescribing which so they can market their drugs more effectively. is it first amendment case, but it does not feel like one to me, or apparently justice breyer. >> the same justices that dissented, including the female justices, joined at scully of -- scalia's broad view on violent video games. they are not necessarily about how we organize ourselves either. >> they are the multi-billion dollar gaming industry. that is not the way that most people re
CSPAN
Jul 28, 2011 10:00am EDT
tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 to the wealthy and big corporations, the so-called job creators, didn't create jobs in the private sector. indeed, only one million net new jobs were created between 2001 and 2009. all government jobs. the private sector reported minus 600,000 jobs. so much for giving tax breaks to the private job generators. some argue against all debt, but all debts aren't bad because all debts are not the same. a $50,000 gambling debt is bad because it has no return. the last decade shows that gambling on tax cuts for the rich to create jobs was bad. gambling on two wars and not paying for them was bad. gambling on a new prescription drug law that was unpaid for was horrible. and gambling on unregulated financial institutions that failed was bad. and they resulted in a housing market collapse, slow economic growth, high unemployment and huge deficits and debts, all bad. so i think we gambled enough on the theory that budget cuts and tax cuts generate private sector jobs and more taxes. the l-a-f-f-e-r is truly a laffer. republicans are right, we do have speaning prob
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2011 10:30am EDT
to take over the vital mission in afghanistan. if confirmed, the general will have big boots to fill and succeeding general petraeus commander of the 49 member international security assistance force coalition and u.s. forces aghanistan. like general petraeus, general allen brings an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the counterinsurgency effort based on his own experience as the coander in anbar province in iraq. working with the sunni awakening the marines andanbar succeeded in getting local sunni tribal leaders to reject the insurgency and instead support the iraqi government and its the deputy commander at u.s. central command general ellen has developed a regional perspective on issues affecting the region in afghanistan. he will be the first marine to serve as the top commander in afghanistan. the number one priority will be implementing president obama's decision last week to accelerate the transition of security responsibility to afghan forces and start bringing the u.s. surged forces home. as all land by the president, 10,000 u.s. troops wilbe withdrawn by the en
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